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Tricia Lin at Simon Pulse has acquired, at auction, Chloe Gong's debut YA fantasy These Violent Delights, pitched as a Romeo and Juliet retelling by way of The Godfather.

A monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between two feuding gangs. The rival heirs, Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, must work together before the monster
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Published 2020 by Simon Pulse
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
With a title like that how could I not?

I do hope The Godfather portion of this outweighs the ridiculous stupidity of Romeo and Juliet. Like I don't mind star-crossed lovers, just don't have their greatest issue be lack of communication skills.
Ryan Foo
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely phenomenal, it had me at the edge of my seat by the end of it. I'm her college roommate, and I skipped studying for a midterm and writing a couple of papers to finish reading this breathtaking novel.
♠ TABI ♠
Jun 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
yes please I want to be delighted by violence
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Nov 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Romeo and Juliet, but then in 1920's Shanghai! So cool. So here for it.


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Romeo and Juliet in 1920s Shanghai? Rival gangs?? sign me up!!!!
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Historical Romeo and Juliet retelling set in China? I need this like . . . now

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Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
Oct 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
chloe gong is just really talented and really funny and has great hair and is still a young bean. i love authors who make me feel inadequate in life. yay!!
Eunice
In this marvelous, ambitious reimaging of Romeo and Juliet, talented wordsmith Chloe Gong takes readers on a sweeping, sublime journey, where something sinister lurks just below the surface of the glitz, the glamour, and intrigue of 1920's Shanghai. Set in this dazzling "Paris of the East," the story begins with our main leads, Juliette Cai, the daughter of Chinese gangster royalty, and Roma Montagov, the son of Russian émigrés who fled during the Bolshevik Revolution, who remain at the ...more
Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
Nov 06, 2019 marked it as anticipated-releases
monsters in 1920s shanghai and feuding gangs? forbidden love? the fact that none of you told me this exists... i'm suing
Daisy
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
man i love getting my heart ripped out
Rachel  Kellis
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning. High stakes, gorgeous writing, a beautiful take on Romeo and Juliette, this book is absolutely going to blow everyone's minds. ...more
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is the second book gonna be called "violent ends" please tell me it will be

anyway this sounds rly cool
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
yes yes yes yes yes helllllll to the yesssss!

"Pitched as a Romeo and Juliet retelling by way of the Godfather. A Monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between 2 feuding gangs. The rival heirs, Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, must work together before the monster destroys all they hold dear, even while the Chinese Civil War breaks out around them."

THIS IS LITERALLY EVERYTHING I WANT AND NEED IN BOOKS!
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Feb 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
actual image of me reading this pitch:
Zooey Deschanel from the TV New Girl is moving her glasses on her face in a 'hubba hubba' 'i am interested in you' fashion
can 2020 arrive already!?!
Melissa
Apr 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
"pitched as a Romeo and Juliet retelling by way of The Godfather." SAY NO MORE
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Nov 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
i need this book like yesterday
Iman ﺇﻳﻤﺎﻥ Mek
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing bc i found the link to this book thanks to the author's dear friend who is going viral on twitter for being hit by a campus bus (which sucks and i hope she's recovering omg) but this sounds like the exact kind of book I want to read, looking forward to it !!
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Sep 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
A monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between two feuding gangs.

shut the fuck up and take my money
Lily
Jun 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Honestly, I was really excited to read an Asian American written YA book, but was super disappointed to see once again that the main love interest is white or at least has a white passing name, while the girl is the only one allowed to have a visibly Asian last name. As an Asian girl not attracted to white men, and attracted to Asian men, I'm so tired of consuming media piece after media piece where an Asian girl falls in love with a white man. It's not this particular author's burden to do so, ...more
Grace Li
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yes
This is the Romeo and Juliet retelling of my dreams, set in a 1920s Shanghai that is beautiful, violent, and on the knife's edge of change. THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS makes Shakespeare feel new again.
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Chloe Gong is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, studying English and International Relations. During her breaks, she’s either at home in New Zealand or visiting her many relatives in Shanghai. Chloe has been known to mysteriously appear by chanting “Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s best plays and doesn’t deserve its slander in pop culture” into a mirror three times. You ...more

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